Whatever you think of TNR and their ongoing support for Joe Lieberman, their World Cup blog, "Goalpost," is superb. See especially this and this. Me, I'm pulling for Germany. (It goes back, if you must know, to seeing them beat Argentina in the final in 1990, which was the first soccer match I can remember.) Realistically, I don't expect the Germans to win --- though host countries do tend to do awfully well --- and their opener against Costa Rica, while high scoring, did not exactly inspire confidence. That said, I'd be quite satisfied with this world cup if any team but Brazil wins (I'm ABB).